Join us at this ecumenical gathering for a day of conversation, reflection and debate addressing:
Advance decisions (‘Living Wills’) – making end of life decisions for yourself
Providing and withdrawing medical treatment – making decisions for those who have lost the ability to decide for themselves
Assisted dying – legal, social and theological perspectives
Speakers include: Revd Dr John Lampard (Methodist Church), Revd Professor Paul Badham (Dignity in Dying), Usha Grieve (Compassion in Dying), Robert Preston (Living and dying well), Dr Eva Kalmus (GP-Interface medicine), Dr Ben Wood (University of Chester), Professor Jenny Kitzinger (Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, Cardiff University), Revd Fr Dr Trevor Welland (UCL).
The event will be complimented by art exhibits exploring ethical and legal issues surrounding the care of people in a long-term coma and the experiences of their families.
Attendees will have opportunities to ask questions, engage in debate and think about their own faith throughout the day.
This event is by London Quakers in partnership with ‘Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying’ - an ecumenical initiative led by academics at Cardiff University aimed at supporting Christians to engage with current debates surrounding death and dying. See http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/find-a-project/view/384030-christian-perspectives-on-death-and-dying
Lunch – The Quaker Café in Friends House will be open for lunch.
Costs - There will be a collection at the end of the conference day for costs (benchmark £10/£5)
Access arrangements – please see Friends House information for disability and access information http://www.friendshouse.co.uk/access-arrangements
If you have any access needs we would encourage you to contact London Quakers on contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Fred Ashmore on 07976 299721
Please note: This is one of a series of 'Christian Perspectives on death and dying' events that will be held across the UK. Follow us on Twitter @XNdying for information about the full range of events.